Saturday 29 August 2015

Promised (One Night #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas ~ #bookreview #audiobook #erotica #romance
Promised (One Night #1)

Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He's heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she's almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she'll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M.

All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He's obnoxious but well-mannered. He's a gentleman but aloof. He's passionate but emotionless. Yet the fascination is so powerful, Livy can't deny him... or herself.

M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed -- and that she fears only he can satisfy. But she senses that behind the fast cars, fancy suits, and posh apartment, he's aching inside. To have him, body and soul, she'll have to brave his dark secrets. Delving into his world and breaking down his defenses become her obsession - an obsession that could shatter her heart beyond repair..

Source: Kindle & Audible
Genre: Adult Erotic Romance
Part 1 of 3

My One Night Promised Review ...

I first started off reading this book on my kindle, but the prologue confused me a bit for how the book was to unfold.  Which left me putting the book on hold as it didn't ensnare me in from the beginning.  Since I wanted to get books off my TBR and review list, I decided to try it in audio form instead.  I have to admit it completely changed the experience for it.

To start with, Edita Brychta the narrator was awesome and her voice and narration kept me engaged the whole way through.   It took awhile for the prologue to make sense, but once it did all the pieces started to come together and we were left with two broken souls just wanting and needing love.

Livy's a young woman who's controlled by her fear of her past.  She's comfortable in her very mundane life, where she takes care of her grandmother and goes to work.   One day at work, a mysterious man comes in and shakes her foundation, but with this man Livy is way out of her element.  

Miller, may not be happy with his life, but he does what he needs to do to survive, seeing Livy for the first time makes him want more.  However, he knows that he can't have her for more than one night.  For Miller, Livy was to be a one night escape, instead she turned his world around. 

Miller & Livy balanced each other out, even though Miller started as an arse but ended up endearing himself to me as the book went on.   Both had so many facets to them that it had me rooting for them to figure their shit out.

Their passion was strong and the main bond within this couple,  but the more layers that were taking off, the more feelings that were brought to the surface for this unlikely duo.

Just as we think this duo is going to find their happily ever after, secrets are revealed causing more hurt than good.  As they both try to wade through this new truth both of their pasts collide with the present, leaving us wanting more when we're left with a bit of a cliffhanger.

Can't wait to continue with this series and find out what happens with Livy and Miller and all their pasts and truths.

4 Passionate thumbs up! 

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